Alliance Chemical recalls sodium hydroxide drain cleaner

Photo source: CPSC

The products' packaging is not child-resistant as required by law

Alliance Chemical of Taylor, Texas, is recalling about 960 containers of Sodium Hydroxide Flakes, Pure Lye, Caustic Soda Drain Cleaner and Sodium Hydroxide Flake (Caustic Soda Flake).

The packaging of the products, containing sodium hydroxide, is not child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves sodium hydroxide drain cleaner sold in a 2-pound white plastic bottle with a continuous thread closure cap.

Alliance Chemical, Sodium Hydroxide Flakes, Pure Lye, Caustic Soda, NaOH, and Drain Cleaner are printed on the blue and white label.

The second recalled product involves sodium hydroxide sold in a 5-pound clear bag with a white and black label that states Sodium Hydroxide Flake and Caustic Soda Flake.

The products, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at, and from August 2020, through February 2021, for between $20 and $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of sight and reach of children.

Contact Alliance Chemical for a free replacement child resistant packaging and label to put on the product. Alliance Chemical is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Alliance Chemical collect at (512) 365-6838 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Thursday by email, or online at and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Take a Home Warranty Quiz. Get matched with an Authorized Partner.